Author: Vaishnavi Rathi

Is PMAY the only solution to affordable housing crisis?

The entire world is facing an affordable housing crisis. Different governments around the world are tackling this problem in different ways. Nirmala Sitharaman with the announcement of the union budget 2019 is portraying the different initiatives the government is willing to take under the umbrella of affordability. The finance minister has proposed the construction of […]

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Brownfield asset divestment to raise capital for infrastructure projects

The current infrastructure market has seen a fall in investment from 39.6% in FY12 to 31% in FY19. But with the current propositions for the smart infrastructure, private investment is a must. As a proposed method to increase the investment in the market, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called upon the Government to […]

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Budget 2019 to incentivize affordable housing and rental housing

The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana scheme-Housing for All’ aims to build 1.95 crore houses out of which 1.54 crore rural houses have been built in the last five years, as mentioned by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2019 session. The budget 2019 not only aims to target the sector of affordable housing but also […]

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India heading towards a sustainable future by being the cheapest producer for electricity in the Asia Pacific region

In the entire Asia-Pacific region, India has been declared as the cheapest producer of electricity from coal, solar and wind resources. India is currently the only country in the region for producing solar power 14% less than the cost of electricity generated from coal. This displays India’s commitment to a sustainable future lowering the consumption […]

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‘100 Smart City Mission’ to affect the global Smart transportation market

A smart transportation system is an efficient transport infrastructure that is being created as a part of the Smart city mission. It is being executed to reduce congestion, improve mobility and reduce the environmental impact of greenhouse gasses emitted by vehicles. These systems have a variety of applications that include electronic toll collection, ramp meters, […]

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Is Chennai the emerging ‘Water Capital’ of India?

Chennai in the recent years has been under one of the worst drought spells. It caught international attention regarding the water crisis situation when it went 170 days without a drop of water. The problem of Chennai doesn’t just lie in lack of rainfall that it had in the previous years, but the lack of […]

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PMAY: How ambitious and effective is the ‘Housing for All scheme’?

The current population of our country is at 1.37 billion and according to a UN report, it is expected to reach an alarmingly high of 1.5 billion by 2030 that will eventually surpass China in its population. This rapid urbanization gives growth to the infrastructure and housing market but at the same time, it also […]

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How has PMAY-‘Housing for all’ overhauled the Indira Awaas Yojana(IAY)scheme?

The most prominent flagship scheme of Modi led BJP government which has helped it gain popularity in the rural, as well as the urban area, is Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana which was first introduced on April 1, 2016. This scheme was not conceptualized by the current government but is a major improvisation of Indira Awaas […]

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Mumbai Residents to get 15% tax rebate for proper waste disposal

The BMC commissioner has passed a proposal for 15% property tax rebate given that housing societies segregate and process wet waste in the locality, dispose dry waste and along with that use harvested rainwater. Though the tax rebate has been the demand of the activists so as to reduce the waste accumulation, it has finally […]

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Sebi amends norms to raise funds via ‘Muni Bonds’ for Smart City mission

Security and Exchange Board of India (Sebi),in it’s move to help smart cities and other registered entities working in city planning and development i.e.urban development authorities and city planning agencies that perform functions similar to a municipality would be allowed to raise money by issuing ‘debt securities’ or otherwise known as ‘Muni Bonds’. Sebi has […]

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